The 2017 ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition (NSSBC) is underway! The season kicked off earlier this month with the first regional competition at the University of Texas at El Paso. Seventeen more regional competitions will follow this spring, culminating with the national competition over Memorial Day weekend, May 26-27 at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore.
When, where and why you should consider modular construction.
A critical section of structural steel was installed on the New NY Bridge project last week. The segment is the first connection between the cable-stayed main span and the pier-supported approaches, marking another major accomplishment for the project team.
An economical all-structural-steel gravity and lateral framing system is the perfect solution for this residential mixed-use project.
Located in a scenic but difficult-to-access site on the East River in Manhattan, Rockefeller University’s new lab facility incorporated modular construction delivered by barges to come together piece by massive piece.
A steel sculpture has been installed at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) and was dedicated last Friday. It joins the more than 170 AISC steel sculptures located on university and college campuses across the country that are designed to give students a visual understanding of steel framing and steel connections.
Braced staggered steel trusses provide a superior solution for a new residential tower in Connecticut.
30 Hudson Yards — a 90-story, steel-framed skyscraper slated to be the anchor of the new Hudson Yards mixed-use development in New York — is on the rise.
The new home of the Minnesota Vikings ushers in a new age of NFL stadiums with its steel-supported ETFE roof and giant operable wall panels.
The Atlanta Falcons marked the completion of their new stadium’s retractable roof structure last week with a ceremony celebrating the installation of the last major structural steel truss for the roof.
Structural steel for 3 World Trade Center topped out last week. At 1,079 ft and 80 floors, the 2.5-million-sq.-ft tower is envisioned to be the third-tallest skyscraper at the World Trade Center site — and will be the fifth-tallest in New York upon completion in 2018.
A new steel arch in Portland, Ore., replaces a prominent crossing of the Willamette River.
There’s only one week left until the structural steel industry’s eighth annual SteelDay (September 30). Have you made your plans yet? There are plenty of ways to get involved! Among the free events are dozens of steel facility and jobsite tours throughout the country.
The 1,120-ft Comcast Innovation and Technology Center will soon be the tallest building in Philadelphia.
The final piece of the tallest building west of the Mississippi was put in place last week. Construction workers installed a 10-ton steel spire atop the 73-story tower, giving the building its final height of 1,100 ft.
A new retail project near Times Square demonstrates the hipness of being square.
The final piece of structural steel was recently placed on the roof of Detroit’s new Little Caesars Arena.
In a Chicago neighborhood known for colorful facades with unique flair, it was only proper for a new library to buck the stylistic trends of its more staid contemporaries.
Recent drone and aerial footage shows the progress being made for the East End Crossing of the Ohio River Bridges Project between Kentucky and Indiana.
The new Ramp ES is one of six flyover bridge structures currently being constructed at the I-55 and Lake Shore Drive (LSD) Interchange in Chicago as part of a $135 million improvement project.
The final steel beam was lifted last month to the top of SunTrust Park, completing a topping out ceremony that Atlanta Braves chairman and CEO Terry McGuirk called a “major milestone” in the building of the ballpark as the Braves prepare to move into their new home for the start of the 2017 MLB season.
Arizona State's new law school in downtown Phoenix continues the legacy of the Supreme Court justice who cut her legal teeth there.
The New NY Bridge project continues to move forward (and upward) in building the twin-span replacement for the 3-mi.-long Tappan Zee Bridge across the Hudson River.
In Sturgeon Bay, Wis., a grassroots music festival called Steel Bridge Songfest benefits the local music scene and supports the preservation of the city’s historic Michigan Street Bridge (also known as the Sturgeon Bay Bridge), a veteran’s memorial dating back to 1931 that locals lovingly refer to as the Steel Bridge.
Steel Conference attendees had the opportunity to experience a day in the life of an ironworker at the Ironworkers Local Union 808 facility in Orlando, Fla.
Metro-riding crowds have a new gateway to Universal Studios Hollywood via a signature pedestrian bridge.
This year marks a quarter-century of the ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition (NSSBC), which has evolved from a small academic competition in Michigan to a national showcase of skill and ingenuity that preps students for real-world bridge design.
Las Vegas’ city hall was designed to be a model of energy efficiency in a town known for extravagance.
The Flushing Commons megacomplex in Queens, N.Y. finished the first phase of development last month with the topping out of two high-rise buildings, one a 14-story residential tower and the other an 11-story office building. The 1.8-million-sq.-ft project transforms what was a municipal parking lot into a vibrant new mixed-use development.
A modern greenhouse links old and new construction on an urban college campus.
The first steel roof truss for the new Detroit Events Center was lifted into place last week.
A new, taller Ferris wheel was recently installed at Chicago’s Navy Pier. The nearly 200-ft wheel will open on May 27 and kick off the city’s Centennial Celebration.
Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers and Super Bowl 50, sets NFL records for seismic design and timely completion.
The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is Washington, D.C.’s latest high-profile structural steel feature. It may also be the last Smithsonian Museum to be constructed on the National Mall.
Steel work is complete for the new Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco, a $4.5 billion state-of-the-art bus and rail station that will accommodate 11 transit systems from the Bay Area and Southern California.
The Tower at PNC Plaza is a bold green statement in a historically industrial town.
Large steel trusses are rising for the retractable roof of the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, future home to the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League and Atlanta United FC of Major League Soccer.
Seattle’s new North Transfer Station is tipping the curve toward enhanced hollow structural sections (HSS) with the use of the new ASTM A1085 specification for the tri-chord roof trusses within the station’s 57,000-sq.-ft tipping and transfer building — the largest use of these HSS on the U.S. West Coast.
A look at the basics of curving steel—a process that is anything but basic.
Steel framing is taking shape for the new seven-story, 377,000-sq.-ft Cancer Center at Cleveland Clinic.
The new Abraham Lincoln Bridge opened to traffic this week. The 2,100-ft-long, 100-ft-wide cable-stayed bridge connects Louisville, Ky., and Jeffersonville, Ind., across the Ohio River and carries three lanes of traffic.
Flowing between the multiple buildings at Miami's new Brickell City Centre is the "climate ribbon" — an undulating, angular steel-and-glass canopy that harnesses the wind through the areas it covers.
While the Cubs’ season is over, work is progressing on the expansion and restoration of Chicago’s historic Wrigley Field, which is known as the 1060 Project.
An intricate triple-truss mast travels across the country to become the final piece of a northern California hospital.
A massive steel spine is curving through downtown Chicago, which will support the Navy Pier Flyover, an elevated pedestrian path that will extend from south of the Chicago River Bridge to Jane Addams Park just west of Navy Pier.
Installation of the Light Column — the central feature of San Francisco’s new 1.5 million-sq.-ft Transbay Transit Center — is complete.
Construction of New York’s new Tappan Zee Bridge has reached the halfway mark. The twin-span bridge’s eight towers are rising toward their ultimate height of more than 100 ft, and big blue steel is becoming more visible as workers continue to install about 130 steel girder assemblies over the Hudson River.
An 11-story cube of shimmering glass will soon float over the streets of downtown Los Angeles—and it isn’t a Hollywood special effect.
Only one week left until SteelDay! Events include project site tours, like today's "pre-SteelDay" tour of Philadelphia's Museum Towers II apartment building.
A look at how New York's World Trade Center has taken shape, structure by structure.